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Jan
25
Thu
2018
Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous @ James A. Little Theater
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

How Anonymous Dodged the Cyberterrorism Frame: Masking, Timing, and the Guy Fawkes Icon

Admission: Free for SAR members • $10 for Not-Yet-Members
Speaker: Gabriella (Biella) Coleman

Outlaw tactics. Vigilante justice. Website defacement. Data dumps. In this age of whistleblowing and leaking, Anonymous has a knack for fomenting controversy and drawing attention to its actions due to its reliance on unconventional and often risky forms of Internet-based political dissent. The group could have been vilified by the government as a new breed of cyber-extremist and terrorist. Yet they weren’t. What allowed Anonymous to dodge a rhetorical weapon used by governments across the world to dismantle the political power of radical movements and figures? Biella Coleman will explore five reasons—stretching from the accidental adoption of the Guy Fawkes mask to the timing and nature of its many global interventions—to explain why Anonymous was able to narrowly evade this designation.

Biella Coleman

Gabriella (Biella) Coleman
Photo by Owen Egan

Coleman is the author of the books Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso, 2014). Her popular articles on the intersection of hacking and politics have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Huffington Post, Slate, and the Atlantic Monthly.

Not-yet-members, CLICK HERE to register for this event. Current members do not need to pre-register.

If you would like to become an SAR member and receive free admission to this lecture and other benefits, click here.

SAR SALON: The following morning, priority will be given to Chaco members and higher to attend a salon discussion with Coleman. Click here for more information.

Anonymous protest in India with participants wearing the symbolic Guy Fawkes masks adopted by Anonymous

Anonymous protest in India with participants wearing the symbolic Guy Fawkes masks adopted by Anonymous Photo courtesy of Biella Coleman

 


This Lecture Sponsored By:

Daniels Insurance

UBS Financial Services

 


Series Sponsors: Leaders

Adobo Catering

Newman's Own Foundation

Pajarito Scientific

Thornburg Investment Management

Betty & Luke Vortman Endowment Fund

Flora Crichton Lecture Fund

 


Series Sponsors: Underwriters

UBS Financial Services

Santa Fe Dining, Inc.


First National 1870

 


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KUNM and KSFR 101.1 Radio

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Data for Life: Wearable Technology and the Design of Self-Care @ James A. Little Theater
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speaker: Natasha Dow Schüll
Admission: Free for SAR members • $10 for Not-Yet-Members

Natasha Dow Schüll

Natasha Dow Schüll
Photo courtesy of Natasha Dow Schüll.

Natasha Dow Schüll’s current research concerns the rise of digital self-tracking technologies and the new modes of introspection and self-governance they promote. Drawing on ethnographic field research, Dow Schüll will explore the vision of technologically assisted self-regulation that drives the design of wearable tracking devices. She will discuss how such products exemplify and short-circuit cultural ideals for individual responsibility and self-regulation.

Natasha Dow Schüll is an associate professor with the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is a cultural anthropologist and former Weatherhead Resident Scholar at SAR (2002-2003)

Not-yet-members, click here to register for this event. Current members do not need to pre-register.

If you would like to become an SAR member and receive free admission to this lecture and other benefits, click here.

SAR SALON: The following morning, priority will be given to Chaco members and higher to attend a salon discussion with Schüll. Click here for more information.

 


This Lecture Sponsored By:

UBS Financial Services

 


Series Sponsors: Leaders

Adobo Catering

Newman's Own Foundation

Pajarito Scientific

Thornburg Investment Management

Betty & Luke Vortman Endowment Fund

Flora Crichton Lecture Fund

 


Series Sponsors: Underwriters

UBS Financial Services

Santa Fe Dining, Inc.


First National 1870

 


Series Sponsors: Media Sponsors

KUNM and KSFR 101.1 Radio

Jun
1
Fri
2018
The Fate of the Earth: Elizabeth Kolbert @ The Lensic
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S LECTURE

Co-presented by The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico

Note that there will be special pricing for this event, to be announced.

Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert
Photo courtesy of Donald Usner

Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer at The New Yorker is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Holt, 2014), in which she presents evidence for her belief that humans may be bringing about a sixth mass extinction. She asks: Can we arrest this process? What does the future look like on a biologically impoverished planet?

Her three-part series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” won the 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest, the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award, and the 2006 National Academies Communication Award. She received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006 and a Heinz Award in 2010, and won the 2010 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism.


Elizabeth Kolbert interviewed on NPR’s “Democracy Now” about climate change and hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


We thank the following for their generous support of this President’s Lecture:

Dignitary Level:
John Camp and Michele Cook

Supporter Level:
Inn on the Alameda
SunPower by Positive Energy Solar
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Violet Crown Cinema

Media Sponsors:
KUNM and KSFR 101.1 Radio